Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Apple Fall

I don’t usually blog about deals on items for your home and garden, but Apple Fall is having such an amazing sale that I am going to break that rule, just this once!

In a message sent out to the Apple Fall Facebook group, the store announced:

Apple Fall is having a Black Friday Sale! And guess what? Everything is L$50, or less! We are not kidding you.

The Sale has begun, and we hope you are ready to grab everything Apple Fall related, and stuff those inventories to the max.

The sim will only have 12 residents at a time due to technical difficulties, we won’t close the sale anytime soon as we don’t want any of you to miss out.

Apple Fall offers the highest-quality home and garden furnishings, buildings, and skyboxes. And yes, EVERYTHING in the store, from tiny teapots to huge houses, is L$50 (or less) each! This is such a great deal that it was worth fighting to get into the sim (as you can expect, it’s jam-packed). It looks as though the sale will continue for a while, but I would still advise you to get down to Apple Fall as soon as you can, since I don’t know when this sale will end.

So even though I have no land to place it on, I decided to buy the Harwick Manor house for only L$50 (hey, it was on sale!):

Apple Fall Hardwick Manor

I also picked up some lovely furniture from the new Fulwood Collection for my Linden Home in Bellisseria:

Apple Fall Fulwood Collection

There’s also a corner in the store with numerous freebies, including a wingback chair in three colours. Also, there are a few nice freebies on the chest table in the Fulwood Collection display in-store. So hurry down!

UPDATED! Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales in Second Life, Sansar, and Sinespace

Here is my first-ever attempt to summarize all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales taking place in Sinespace, Second Life, and Sansar. (Unfortunately, I was unable to get any news about sales from High Fidelity.)

Second Life

There are quite a few handy Black Friday sales listings which you can consult, each of which lists dozens of stores having sales:

There’s also an extensive Flickr gallery of Black Friday 2019 sales, compiled by NadySapa, which is well worth a browse:

Also, I have been told that Stone’s Works Black Friday Sale is going on now. Select Vendors in the store are 25% off, and look for the Giant Red Display outdoors for deeper discounts starting at L$35. (Thank you!)

Sansar

You will notice that there’s not a lot of Black Friday sale news in Sansar, and there’s a good reason for that. One content creator told me:

If we had an option to adjust all prices in our stores with a percentage I would have set everything on sale. But since it is a click nightmare to adjust them one by one, I am not going to bother personally.

And I suspect that many Sansar sellers feel the same way.

However, a couple of content creators are having Black Friday sales. One of them is Mishya, who has dropped the prices of all the clothing in her store to S$49 each.

Another one is FULLSpectrum (Medhue and Bagnaria’s store in Sansar), which is having a buy-one-get-one-free sale on their custom human avatars. Bagnaria tells me:

FULLSpectrum Black Friday Special (November 26 -November 29): TWO FOR ONE | Buy any FS avatar and get a second of the same value or less for free. You will automatically get your money back for the second avatar you buy. For obvious technical reasons you need to be friends with FULLSpectrum to get your money back. Contact Bagnaria for support.

Since most of FULLSpectrum’s custom avatars cost around 800 or 900 Sansar dollars each, this is a real bargain!

Sinespace

Trilo Byte sent me the following ad for the special Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales offered byTrilo Byte Design and BlakOpal Designs, saying:

I’m not sure how much you know about us, so I’ll give you a quick backgrounder.  BlakOpal and I have been making art together in the real world since 2006, and in the virtual world since 2008 under the BlakOpal Designs brand.  We’ve been making content in Sinespace since 2016, and as with Second Life the focus of our collaborations is clothing.  Beyond BlakOpal Designs, I also make content on my own and release that under the Trilo Byte Design brand.

BlakOpal Designs Holiday Bundle

  • Includes Swank Holiday Tophat, Wooly Mittens & Knit Scarf
  • Only 500 Silver (SineSpace promotional currency, all users start with 30K Silver and can earn more in quests)
  • Available now through 25th December, 2019

BlakOpal Designs: Moto Jacket, Black with Rose available for Male or Female avatars

“Kick some serious bootie in this tough leather jacket! Heavily studded, embellished with embroidery and has a large graphic print on the back. Waist-length, and designed to look awesome with anything you wear, from basic jeans to thigh-high boots and short shorts. Features high quality model, advanced materials, and cloth physics (where available).”

‘High quality model’ is our plain language way of saying it uses SineSpace’s clothing LOD system.  The way that works is we create 3 different versions of the jacket; a regular version, a lightweight version for low end systems, and a high quality version for more powerful machines or when there aren’t many users in the region.  SineSpace automatically serves up the best version for that user and the region they’re visiting… maximum quality and minimum lag.

Regular Price 149 gold, on sale for only 49 gold through 2nd December, 2019

Trilo Byte Design: FairField 3 Bedroom Deluxe Home & Region

  • User adjustable time of day and day/night cycles
  • User adjustable lighting in each room
  • Swappable Materials Support – you can change the walls, moldings, exteriors and more!
  • Click to open/close doors and automatic garage door
  • Birds in the sky, deer and rabbits in the woods
  • Efficient filesize allows plenty of room for furniture & decor, even on SineSpace free plan

Regularly 999 gold, on sale for 499 gold through Monday, 2nd December, 2019

Here’s a blog post Trilo Bye did on the Fairfield home, it’s got much more detail about the house and links on demos and tutorials on how some of the features work.

Happy Black Friday/Cyber Monday Shopping!

I Will Be Writing a Blogpost on Black Friday Sales in Social VR and Virtual Worlds, and I Need Your Help: Where Are the Sales?

I can remember a time here in Canada when there were no Black Friday sales. Canada follows the British tradition of Boxing Day (Dec. 26th) sales. But over the past decade, Black Friday crept north of the border, and now we have both Black Friday and Boxing Day sales.

This year I have decided to write a blogpost outlining the Black Friday sales happening in those social VR platforms and virtual worlds which have an in-world economy:

  • Second Life (of course!)
  • Sansar
  • High Fidelity
  • Sinespace

For example, FULLSpectrum (Medhue and Bagnaria’s store in Sansar) is having a buy-one-get-one-free sale on their custom human avatars. Bagnaria tells me:

FULLSpectrum Black Friday Special (November 26 -November 29): TWO FOR ONE | Buy any FS avatar and get a second of the same value or less for free. You will automatically get your money back for the second avatar you buy. For obvious technical reasons you need to be friends with FULLSpectrum to get your money back. Contact Bagnaria for support.

If you have news about a Black Friday (or Cyber Monday) sale taking place on those four platforms, please leave me a comment here, or use my Contact form, or message me on one of the many Discord servers where I am a member (my handle is RyanSchultz). Thank you!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Bento Mesh Head Black Friday Deals at LAQ and Akeruka

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“Mesh heads, mesh heads, multi-poly mesh heads…
Mesh heads, mesh heads, clean them up, some.”

(You can listen to the entire song here; it’s hilarious and absolutely perfect for this blogpost! Thanks for alerting me to this funny and clever parody, Bixyl!)

Well, if you’re in the market for some Bento mesh heads for both male and female avatars, there are a couple of Black Friday sales you should know about!

LAQ

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First up is LAQ. Strawberry Singh does her usually excellent job of telling us how they are currently sold:

  • Head Price: LAQ bento heads are all L$1500 each and are available at the LAQ mainstore. The main bento HUD and the skins for the heads are both sold separately.
  • Main HUD Price: The main bento HUD is L$3000 and only needs to be purchased once for all Laq Bento heads.
  • Skin Price: The skin for each head is sold separately for L$990 for all tones.

But, only from now until Sunday, November 25th, you can buy any female LAQ Bento mesh head for only L$1,000 (a 33% saving). In addition, the main control HUD, which you only need to buy one time to use with any current or future LAQ head, is for sale for L$1,500 (a 50% discount). Note that the skins of LAQ heads are also sold separately, and these are not on sale (L$990). Also, you will need to buy LAQ body skin appliers to match your head (Maitreya, Belleza, Slink and Omega versions are available for L$300 each). So, if you were a first-time buyer, your cost for new LAQ Bento mesh head and add-ons would be L$3,790, but only until the end of this weekend. If you already own the main HUD, then your cost for a new head, head skin, and body skin is only L$2,290!

Akeruka

Akeruka Black Friday Sale 24 Nov 2018.png

Akeruka is also offering a great deal on all its Bento mesh heads. Both male and female mesh heads are 50% off during their Black Friday sale, running from now until midnight on November 25th. How it works is that you pay the vendor the full price (L$4,999), and it automatically refunds you 50%. So you can pick up a very nice Bento mesh head package, including the HUD and a choice of skin tones, plus body skin appliers, for only L$2,500!  The all-in-one-package approach is actually a better deal than the piece-by-piece approach used by LAQ.

So, if you are in the market for a new Bento mesh head and don’t want to spend L$5,000 or more (the new Genus Project Bento mesh head that everybody is raving about costs L$5,500), you should definitely come on down to Akeruka and LAQ and check out their weekend deals!

And, if you can’t afford even the Black Friday deals, there’s always free and inexpensive options for male and female mesh avatar heads. There are plenty of good options available even if you don’t have a lot of Lindens to spend!